I thank Pauliina Raento, the Geographical Review's referees, Jason Dittmer, and Alan Ingram for their kind comments. I also acknowledge the journal's copyeditor for her care and diligence. The usual disclaimers apply, however.
GENDER, GEOPOLITICS, AND GEOSURVEILLANCE IN THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM*
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010
© 2011 by the American Geographical Society of New York
Volume 101, Issue 1, pages 88–105, January 2011
How to Cite
DODDS, K. (2011), GENDER, GEOPOLITICS, AND GEOSURVEILLANCE IN THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM. Geographical Review, 101: 88–105. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2011.00074.x
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010
- action thriller;
- popular geopolitics
Generic action-thriller films, especially The Bourne Ultimatum, the last in a series of three films, provide a useful resource for examining the gendered nature of geopolitics, the specification of place, and the role of geosurveillance in post-9/11 national security. Using the dialogue of the film as key source material, I show how the private world of Jason Bourne, an assassin, is interwoven with the public sphere of international security, including covert operations: The personal is geopolitical. I conclude with some reflections on how we might use film as a critical pedagogical resource.